Hello again anglers, tis the season to be hookin' and this we have been. This opener started the same as it had left us in the fall. The walleyes are slightly bigger this spring and all signs point to a healthy spawn.
Anglers were fishing a variety of locations on the lake and it was clear that there was not a consistent bite. Fish were caught from a variety of depths and colors were not a huge factor.
What worked best and produced the most bites were light gold short shank jigs tipped with a rainbow. Another method that worked well was locating arcs on the screen and running slow death rigs through the cluster. It provoked reaction strikes on neutral to negative fish.
One thing to keep in mind on a lake like this is that the structure can work for you or against you, because there are sharp drop offs on this lake the jigs will fall fast down the lead edge. Lighten up the presentation to prevent the fast fall off and then use lively minnows so that the action of the minnow is all that is giving the jig action.
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Matt Larson LGS